Tag: #blackboys

Is Atlanta A Model for Other School Districts?

Although this response to the recent AJC article discussing the progress of Atlanta Public School is vastly opposite of our typical post, I wanted to show the opposing view by Ed Johnson, advocate for quality in public education, as presented in his urgent open Letter to Charleston County School District Trustees regarding Atlanta Public Schools as model district.  26 April…

Making Education in Georgia Equitable for All Students

Making education in Georgia great for all students, begins with us acknowledging that every child isn’t given a quality or equitable education in every Georgia classroom. Imagine this. . . in 2019 when it rains, your child can’t even walk down the sidewalk safely because the walking pathways to your child’s school are flooded. Even the front parking area where…

A Growing Voice for Change in Atlanta.

Ed Chang, Executive Director of redefinED atlanta says it’s time for Atlanta stakeholders to join together and help redefine education in Atlanta. Last month we featured Roland Martin and several groups in Atlanta, including BOOK, to help ensure that children not finding successful educational outcomes, particularly Black and Brown children, do. This work connects to the One Atlanta vision and…

I Almost Quit But My Student Changed My Mind

Returning back to the classroom this year has reminded me of a teacher’s journey. Recently one of my 6th grade students wrote this narrative that changed my mind about regretting going back to teach. His story reminded me of why I came back to the classroom. I admire the bravery of one of my Black boys who recently shared a…

Mentoring Gives Black Boys Hope For a Better Future

It’s not a phenomenon! Mentoring programs that aim to disrupt the School To Prison Pipeline for Black boys are effective. Mentoring gives Black boys hope for a better future! The Blvck Freedom Circle is a new free mentoring program. It serves Black males ages 13 – 18 who live in Metro Atlanta. The center will provide a safe space and…